Episode 54: Jesse Topper, Pa. State Representative, Former Baseball Umpire

From baseball umpire to … state legislator? That’s the path of Representative Jesse Topper, who also has the somewhat unique experience among legislators of having earned a degree in music. In this episode, Rep. Topper talks about his transition from umpire to lawmaker and how sports prepared him for public service. He also dives into his work on the House Education Committee and explains how limiting educational opportunity for students hurts traditional public schools.